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Posts Tagged Alex Edler
- Bruce Garrioch: With Jason Spezza returning to the Senators lineup today, would have to assume that Guillaume Latendresse will be sitting.
- Helene Elliott: Kings Jonathan Quick received a game misconduct that the end of last night’s game. He receives an automatic $200 fine and “the case shall be reported to the commissioner, who shall have full power to impose such further penalties by way of suspension or fine.” Because it was for abuse of an official, if a player receives two of them, they can be suspended. It was Quick’s first abuse of an official.
- Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider: The NHL didn’t like Sharks GM Doug Wilson’s comments regarding the Raffi Torres suspension and have fined the organization $100,000.
- Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News: It sounds like the Sabres would like to keep Tomas Vanek, but he may be looking to get out. The Sabres may be more interested in trading goalie Ryan Miller. The 33-year old Miller is set to make $6 million next year and may not be easy to move with the salary cap going down. Harrington thinks a team that is close to the winning the Cup may be interested in Miller. Could the Ducks be interested? Jonas Hiller has a year left on his deal and was only OK in their first round loss. The Blues might be interested. Brian Elliott lost four straight in the first round, and Jaroslav Halak may not be getting along with coach Ken Hitchcock. Sabres GM Darcy Regier is unlikely to move Miller to an Eastern Conference team, so that would eliminate the Capitals and perhaps the Penguins. If a non-Cup contending team is interest, maybe the Avalanche. Miller would be an improvement over Semyon Varlamov and JS Giguere.
- Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun: The Canucks are already over next year’s salary cap with 17 players under contract. Trading Roberto Luongo and buying out Keith Ballard would free up $9.5 million. They would have to be cautious free agent spenders. They probably can’t afford Ryane Clowe, Nathan Horton or David Clarkson. They may have to look at cheaper options like Guillaume Latendresse, Raffi Torres, Eric Nystrom and Bryan Bickell. There isn’t much help from within the organization coming up. Six current Canucks have no-trade clauses, and another three kick in on July 1st: Alex Burrows, Chris Higgins and Alex Edler. Edler may be used as a trade chip. Would the Flyers deal Sean Couturier for Edler? Could the Canucks get a package including Justin Abdelkader from the Red Wings or Jamie McGinn is a deal with the Avalanche.
“In order to get players to play for less than market value, you have to give them something they can rely upon,” Gillis explained. “I think if a player was unhappy here, he’d waive his no-trade. If we were unhappy with him, it would be obvious and he would waive his no-trade. But that’s not a path we’re looking to right now. I think we need to supplement our core group of players that are here as best we can, and then look at possibilities down the road.”
- Arthur Staple: Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald suffered a broken hand and is likely done for the playoffs.
- Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette: Carey Price suffered a lower-body injury, possibly a hamstring or groin at the end of regulation and was replaced by Peter Budajfor overtime.
“When your starting goalie goes down … it’s tough to lose him and it’s tough on the guy who has to come in,” Gorges said. “He’s been sitting there for two-and-a-half hours and we expect him to go in there and be stellar. It’s a tough position to be in, and it’s unfortunate it unfolded that way.
“Plays get thrown to the front of the net,” he added of the scramble that produced the winning goal, “and a lot of times it’s a 50-50 puck. We have to be stronger.”
- Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Kovacevic is one of many who is calling for Tomas Vokoun to be the Penguins starter for Game 5. Marc-Andre Fleuryhas allowed 14 goals on 102 shots, and 40 goals in his last 10 playoff games. Coach Dan Bylsma:
“Certainly, Tomas Vokoun is a guy that can step in and play and has had success and won hockey games against this team, was successful this year. We’re going to come out for Game 5 with a refocus.”
“One of the reasons we wanted Tomas Vokoun was to play hockey games and win hockey games for us. Marc-Andre Fleury is our starting goaltender and started this series and won us some hockey games, made a lot of saves for us … but we’re not going to talk about our starting goaltender for Game 5.”
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: The Predators are currently $18 million under next year’s salary cap. Cooper lists four players who could be good options for the Predators: Stephen Weiss, Nathan Horton, Sergei Gonchar and Derek Roy.
- Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province: Gallagher mentions some possible moves that the Canucks could look at, with some being a little radical. Trade Alex Edler to a team like the Flyers. The Flyers have some young forwards that they might consider moving for someone like Edler. Could they look at moving Ryan Kesler or Dan Hamhuis? Though both have a no-trade clause. Alex Burrows’ no-trade clause doesn’t kick in until July 1st. They could trade Roberto Luongo for whatever you can get for him, which may not be a lot. Cory Schneider would bring more return. The Sedin’s are heading into the last year of their deals.
- Michael Smith via twitter: Hurricanes lines: Tlusty-E.Staal-Semin, Skinner-J. Staal-LaRose, Ruutu-Nash-Dwyer, Westgarth-Brent-Hall.
- Elliott Pap: Canucks defenseman Alex Edler is in for Cam Barker.
- Dave Isaac: Ilya Bryzgalov will start in net for the Flyers.
- Arthur Staple: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders.
- James Mirtle: Looking like Ben Scrivens will start in net for the Maple Leafs.
- James Mirtle: Looks like Jacob Markstrom will start in net for the Panthers.
- Lou Korac: Jake Allen will start in net for the Blues.
- Farhan Lalji: Cory Schneider will start in net for the Canucks.
- Aaron Portzline: Sergei Bobrovsky will start in next for the Blue Jackets.
- Jerry Brown NHL.com: Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith hasn’t been on the ice since being hit by Alex Edler last Thursday. Defenseman Zbynek Michalek is getting closer to returning. He’s been out since March 9th.
- Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune: Blackhawks Marian Hossastill isn’t able to get back into the lineup. He’s “probably doubtful” for Tuesday according to coach Joel Quenneville. He’s recovering from an upper-body injury.
“Hopefully by the weekend (Hossa) will be playing,” Quenneville said. “Hossa hasn’t been on the ice the last couple of days but he’s progressing.”
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: The Avalanche have lost Paul Stastny to an injured left foot after blocking a shot. Ryan Wilson re-injured his ankle again and could be done for the year. Dater via Sulia: Stastny’s out about 10 days and Wilson is out indefinitely.
- Tom Gulitti: The Devils lost Bryce Salvador (lower-body) and Stephen Gionta (upper-body) to injuries last night.
UPDATE: 3:15: Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Rangers and Panthers have been told there won’t any supplementary discipline for the Rick Nash hit.
What are your suspension predictions for Alex Edler and Rick Nash?
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Canucks defenseman Alex Edler will have a phone hearing this afternoon for his ‘charge’ on Coyotes goalie Mike Smith.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Rangers haven’t heard if there will be a hearing for Rick Nash’s hit on Panthers Tomas Kopecky. The Rangers don’t play until Sunday, so they may be taking their time reviewing it.
Torres has 8 games left … Canucks have 12 players at $4+ million … Selanne gets 4 points … Video: Raising the banner in LA
- Sarah McLellan via twitter: Coyotes Raffi Torres has 8 games left on his suspension.
- Brad Ziemer via twitter: After the Alex Edler signing, the Canucks now how 12 players that have a salary cap hit of $4 million or more. The highest any other team has is 7.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: From the Ducks PR: “Teemu Selanne (42 years, 200 days) tonight became the oldest NHL player to record 4 points in a single game since Gordie Howe (42 years, 326 days) scored four (1-3=4) with Detroit on Feb. 20, 1971 vs. Buffalo.”
- Raising the banner in LA:
Brassard heads home … Lindback injured … Garrison and Edler are now locked out … Turris not a fan of playing in Finland
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Derick Brassard has left Salzburg in the middle of his contract without any agreement with the team. The IIHF has been notified. He left for Canada yesterday despite the team trying to convince him to stay and honor his contract.
- Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Tribune: Lightning goalie Anders Lindback, who has been playing with Ilves Tampere of the Finish Elite league, has cut on the knee after being hit with a put. He required a few stitches and will be out about 10 days.
- Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: Devin Setoguchi is leaving the ECHL’s Ontario Reign until the NHL cancels the season (if they do cancel it). The Reign suspended him so that they wouldn’t have to pay him, but would retain his rights.
- Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: Canucks defenseman Jason Garrison has been given medical clearance by the Canucks. Garrison has been battling a chronic groin strain the past 2 seasons.
- Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun: Canucks defenseman Alex Edler’s back has been deemed healthy by the Canucks, but he’s unlikely to ever be 100%. Edler is now a locked out player. He had received $1.16 million of his $3.25 million salary.
“You know what?” Edler said Monday when asked about coming off the dole. “I would much, much rather be healthy and not getting paid. That’s the most important. It’s absolutely terrible to not be able to be out there with the guys because I’m hurt. I would give back all my paycheques if I could have been 100 per cent healthy.”
Edler will be a UFA on July 1st, and his future durability will play a big part in his contract talks. Before the lockout, the Canucks offered him a long-term deal that would have made him the highest paid Canuck defenseman. Jason Garrison and Kevin Bieksa have a salary cap hit of $4.6 million.
- Jordan Winnett of the Globe and Mail: Senators Kyle Turris talks about how life was playing in Finland.
“There’s nothing to do here. Nothing,” Turris said recently while playing in Oulu. “If we’re not at the rink, we’re sitting around playing video games.”
“The travel here is horrendous. It’s worse than junior,” he said. “We’ll fly into Helsinki then hop in a bus for four to six hours, meanwhile, we’ll make three stops on a six-hour bus trip for no reason. It’s awful.”
“The food here is awful,” he explained. “On the road, we eat at truck stops. ABC truck stops. I’m not kidding. We file out of the bus and head off beside the highway for a buffet truck stop pregame meal. It’s ridiculous.”
- Oulunkarpat.fi: (from Matias Strozyk tweet) Kyle Turris wrote this to team/fans:
I read an article in the Globe and Mail today regarding my experience in Oulu. It made me extremely upset that it was so negative, and that it had very inaccurate and untrue information. I really enjoyed my time in Oulu, and those who are around me know that. I want to make clear that the sole reason I left is because of personal reasons that required me to be home with my family. The entire Oulu organization treated me very well, and I feel terrible that people may now feel that I was not grateful to be a part of the organization. I know that I was very lucky to play for such an awesome organization that welcomed me with open arms and treated us very well. Everyone I met in Finland, the coaches, management, fans and people of Oulu were all very nice and made my time there a memorable one. I was also lucky to have great teammates, with whom I have made good friendships. For all this I am very thankful and wish the Karpat organization great success in the future.
Edler still has back issues … RNH wants to play in WJC, having shoulder examined … Varlamov has knee injury
- Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province: Canucks Alex Edler’s back problems flared up again in September. He had surgery on a bulging disc in January of 2011. He has been rehabbing the back, and it is progressing, but another surgery hasn’t been ruled out. Edler would be a UFA at the end of this year, and could be in line for a big deal. There would be concern that his back issues will continue.
- Mark Spector via twitter: Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will be named WJC Canadian roster, really wants to play in the tournament.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Nugent-Hopkins will be having his shoulder looked at today. It is apparently just routine as he’ll likely be playing for Team Canada at the World Junior Championship. The decision if he’ll be playing is up to RNH.
“We’re just having a look at it (shoulder) … as you know, he had an AC separation last winter and we want to make sure everything is exactly where we need it to be,” said Nugent-Hopkins’ agent Rick Valette.
“We booked this (medical exam) long ago. It’s been in the works for awhile,” said Valette.
- Denver Post: Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov is playing with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL, and is currently out with a knee injury. A CSKA player fell on his leg, and he’s missed the past 4 games. Injury reports out of Russia are vague, so the true extent of the injury is not known.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Automobilist of the KHL is having huge financial problems and it can’t pay some of it’s players, and the team could end up folding.
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: John Davidson is heading to Columbus this weekend to meet with majority owner John McConnell and president Mike Priest. Davidson met with both on May 29th while he was the president of the Blues. He worked out a buyout with the Blues last week, and in an interview, expressed interest in working with the Blue Jackets. What Davidson’s role would be is not known. On could assume that he could be the president of hockey operations, with Priest running the business side of things.
- Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun: The Canucks admitted yesterday that Alex Edler has a bulging disc and Jason Garrison has a groin injury. Both will be getting paid until they are deemed healthy. Canucks assistant GM Laurence Gilman said both players were injured while training for the season and before the players were locked out. Ziemer via twitter: Have to wonder how the Canucks felt after Edler was kicking field goals after a Lions game.
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland signed with RIHK in Norway’s elite league.
MacLean gives up hockey career … European signings … Cole, Hall and Edler injury notes … Scouting the WHL
- Sportsnet: Coyotes Brett MacLean (23 years old) will have to give up his hockey career after he went into sudden cardiac arrest during a summer pickup hockey game.
“We still held out some hope that he could help us down the road,” said Coyotes GM Don Maloney. “Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. But the good thing is he’s healthy and he can get on with his life.”
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Viktor Stalberg signed with Frolunda until December 1st.
- Allan Walsh via twitter: Milan Jurcina signed with HC Chomutov of the Czech League.
- Jon Keen via twitter: Dale Weise signed with Tilburg of the Dutch Pro League.
- Tracey Myers via twitter: Patrick Kane said that Sweden, Switzerland and Russia are possibilities.
- Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune: Lightning’s Adam Hall signed with Ravensburg of the German 2nd division. Anders Lindback is in Sweden, but hasn’t signed with a team.
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: Canadiens Erik Cole is still recoving from a lower-body injury and hopes to be locked out this week.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Taylor Hall will meet with a surgeon this week, and once he gets clearance he could be 10-14 days away from joining the Oilers AHL team.
- Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province: Alex Edler won’t say anything regarding his injury that Kevin Bieksa broke earlier.
- Cody Nickolet via twitter: Scouts at the WHL’s Portland-Saskatoon game last night: Oilers, Wild, Devils, Rangers, Canucks, Blackhawks, Capitals and Jets.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Rick DiPietro to SC Riessensee of Germany’s 2nd league is now official.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Milan Michalek has started practicing with Ceske Budejovice. David Pagnotta via twitter: They are in talks, with insurance and his health being issues. Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen: Peter Regin will return to play in Denmark once some tax issues are straightened out.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Reports are that Ryan McDonagh will be joining HC Barys of the KHL.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Stephane Robidas signed with HIFK of the SM-Liiga.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Tomas Tatar has left his Slovak Extraliga team and returned to Grand Rapids of the AHL.
- Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun: Alex Edler and Jason Garrison haven’t been skating with Canucks teammates. According to Kevin Bieksa, they are “unhealthy.” Both injuries do not appear to be serious as Edler was kicking field goals after the Lions game, and Garrison is said to be skating on his own in Richmond.
Bob McKenzie via twitter: Alex Burrows signs a 4 year contract extension with the Vancouver Canucks for $18 million, a cap hit of $4.5 million.
After the Burrows signing, the Canucks currently have a cap hit of approximately $55.4 million for 13 players for 2013-14. Their current 2014-15 cap hit is approximately $41 million for 9 players according to capgeek.
For 2013-14, Alex Edler will be a UFA. In 2014-15, Daniel and Henrik Sedin are off the books.